Coat of arms of Ebenthal

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Coat of arms of Ebenthal
Green Coat of Arms of Ebenthal (2021).svg
Details
ArmigerArthur II, King of Ebenthal
Adopted3 May 2021
CrestThe royal crown.
EscutcheonTen green and yellow strips, crossed from top right to bottom left by a black crancelin; over the crancelin, a cross of Saint James.
SupportersTwo lions guardant proper each wearing the royal crown and supporting the flags of the Brazilian Empire and of Ebenthal.
OrdersOrder of the Silver Cat.
Other elementsThe whole is placed on a mantle, normally green but also red or yellow, topped by a golden stall and the royal crown.

The Coat of arms of Ebenthal (Portuguese: Brasão de armas de Ebenthal) is an English-type shield composed by ten green and yellow strips, crossed from top right to bottom left by a black crancelin; over the crancelin, a cross of Saint James, the country's utmost ensign. In its grand version, the coat of arms is supported by two lions and by the flags of the Empire of Brazil and Ebenthal, surrounded by a green mantle topped by the royal diamond crown. The coat of arms has two versions, one where the mantle is yellow, normally used in matters related to the nobility, and one where the mantle is red, used by the monarchy.

The coat of arms design was created by King Arthur II, inspired by a first project presented to him by the Emperor-King Oscar I of Karnia-Ruthenia. The initial project was proposed, voted and approved by the Peers of the Realm in 2 May 2020, being adopted the next day, and since then it has undergone modifications until reaching its current format with parliamentary sanction. The current coat of arms design was a gift from Dhrubajyoti Roy, the Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra, to King Arthur II, displaying the new collar of the Order of the Silver Cat.

Symbolism

The coat of arms colors and style were heavily inspired by and it is a reference to the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, former owner to the Castle of Ebenthal after which the country was named. The shield mimics the shield of the aforementioned royal house, inverting the colors of place (instead of black and yellow bands and a green crancelin, the bands are green and yellow and the crancelin is black), but adding the cross of Saint James.

The yellow and green from the stripes, together with the black from the crancelin, are the primary colors of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and are meant to represent Ebenthal's inspirational background and thus its history, while the Cross of Saint James, present in every Ebenthali national symbol, is meant to represent the continuity of the Ebenthali history and traditions and the people's mostly Portuguese background, as a reference to the Order of Saint James of the Sword. The green mantle surmounted by a golden tent were inspired by the coat of arms of the Empire of Brazil, and the heraldic crown of Ebenthal was inspired by the crowns of the Empire of Brazil and the Indian Empire

Former and alternative versions

From 3 May 2020 the Government of Ebenthal has adopted and recognized officialy multiple different versions of the country's arms. As of April 2021, the Grand Green Coat of Arms has been the most recent and commonly adopted arms version by government officials, while the Grand Red Arms is sometimes officialy used by foreign powers in addressing Ebenthali authorities and institutions. The crowned and crownless versions of the arms are widely used in documents.

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Other symbols

Personal arms

As a monarchy, the Ebenthal heads of state are members of dynasties, and occasionally the symbols of those dynasties are introduced to the national symbols of Ebenthal or even confused. The only confirmed case of an introduction of personal monarchic symbology to national symbology is the coat of arms of the Ebenthali royal family, the House of Savoy-Brum, a cadet branch of the Clan Brum that reigns in Ebenthal.

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